Here's to Your Colon Health!
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!
Here’s one of my favorite recipes to keep your colon healthy and happy!
Flax and Berry Blast Breakfast
1/4 cup Flax Seed Cereal
1/2 cup 2% or Skim Vitamin D Fortified Organic Milk or Almond Milk
1/4 cup frozen organic strawberries
1/4 cup frozen organic blueberries
1/4 cup frozen organic raspberries or blackberries
1/3 cup fresh organic pineapple
1/2 fresh banana
1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
Blend milk, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, pineapple, banana, & Greek yogurt to a creamy consistency. Pour flax seed cereal in to a bowl, mix with the berry blend and enjoy!
Why the Berry Blast Breakfast is Good for Colon Health
Healthy eating, a balanced diet, and physical activity play an incredibly important role in the prevention & treatment of all cancers, including colorectal cancer.
This “Berry Boost Breakfast” recipe is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, preventative and restorative properties that promote colon health.
Flaxseed contains Omega-3 essential fatty acids, Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber.
I added the pineapple to sweeten the mix a little. I know what you are thinking, “Aren’t pineapples high in sugar?” Yes, but it is natural sugar and in a small amount to act as a natural sweetener. In addition, studies are being conducted on the impact of pineapple’s bromelain enzyme and its effect on immune cells. Bananas are a great source for intestinal health and your daily potassium, fiber, vitamin C & B6 requirements. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, & strawberries contain phytochemicals that inhibit cancer cells in rat’s colons by up to 80% and contain very healthy doses of vitamin C and fiber.
In Health & Wellness,